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Another Indian state set to pass anti-conversion bill’..

Mar 21, Worldwatch Monitor

The northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is the latest to approve a so-called “anti-conversion bill”, reports India’s Hindustan Times.

If the legislation passes into law at the state assembly later this month Uttarakhand will join Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Jharkhand in havi......

Ferocity of Hindu Extremist Attacks Stuns Christians in Tamil Nadu, India Assailants try to humiliate church members into becoming Hindus.

Mar 21, Morningstar News

Before Hindu extremists attacking a church in southern India this month repeatedly kicked a pastor’s wife in the face, rendering her unconscious, they tried to snatch her Bible from her.

Persia Jacob, 38, clasped the Bible close to her heart as they tried......

Delhi Methodist church façade and entrance destroyed.

Mar 20, Asia News

On March 15, around two o'clock in the afternoon, two bulldozers tore down the side outside the church facade in the Mukherjee Nagar district, north of Delhi, by order of the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Mcd), governed by the Hindu nationalist BJP party. According to the authorities, the cemented area had not been  ....

Hindu mobs Beat Christian Missionary in the state of Bihar.

Mar 15, Christian Today

A mob of 70 hard-line Hindus have attacked Christians travelling in a bus in Bettiah, Bihar, on Feb. 26. The mob interrogated the Christians asking them the purpose of their visit and accused them of forced conversions.

A native missionary for the Gospel Echoing Missionary Society (GEMS), D. Joseph, as well as another Christian, Baldev Singh were among the Christian victims.....

Church leaders deplore bulldozing of hospital premises in BJP-ruled state.

Mar 14, Worldwatch Monitor

Church leaders in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have deplored an attack on a Catholic hospital, the premises of which was vandalised and bulldozed by a mob led by the personal assistant of a Member of Parliament, representing the ruling BJP. “Police have filed a case today [14 March] – 48 hours after the ..... 

Pastor’s Family Assaulted in Southern India Police come under pressure to file counter charge against Christians.

Mar 14, Morningstar News

On a recent Monday at noon in southern India, a pastor’s family in Telangana state noticed motorcycles parked outside their church gate and a gang of young men loudly reading the church banner.

The banner of the church in Ramachandrapuram village, Karimngar District, included 2 Cor. 12:9, “My grace is ....

Policemen join 50-strong Hindu mob in attacking a church.

Mar 12 Worldwatch Monitor

A Hindu mob raided five churches in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu yesterday (11 March), attacking and abusing Christians as they worshiped. Several women were stripped and beaten.

The attackers, who according to witnesses were accompanied by a state-provided police officer, were part of Hindu Munnani, a Tamil Nadu-based organisation .....

Church hospital in Ujjain attacked, nurses beaten up.

Mar 12, Matters India

A group of some 60 people on March 12 forcibly occupied part of a Catholic hospital’s land and roughed up nurses and other workers in the central Indian city of Ujjain.

Pushpa Mission Hospital, managed by the Syro-Malabar diocese of Ujjain, has faced trouble for some time after the assistant to the local parliamentarian allegedly used fake documents...

British to Take Up Persecution of Christians, Sikhs in India.

Mar 12 Christianity Today

The discrimination faced by Christians and Sikhs in India was addressed in a debate in the House of Commons on 'freedom of religion or belief' last week in London.

Highlighting number of incidents which had made India climb to the position of 'the 11th most dangerous country for Christians', Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Martin Docherty-Hughes appealed to the British....

Hindu Extremists in Eastern India Attack Christians Coming Off Bus. Two hospitalized.

Mar 7, Morningstar News

Prayer service of a native ministry whose workers were attacked by Hindu extremists in Bihar state, India. Christians on their way to a recent Christian camp in eastern India shared the purpose of their trip with fellow bus passengers, not realizing one of them was a .....

Six Christians injured following Hindu attack over baby’s burial

Mar 5 Worldwatch Monitor

Six Christians were badly injured and a house torched in an attack by Hindu extremists in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, following the death and burial of a Christian baby.

The incident occurred on 27 February in Tangaguda, a town.....

U.S. Catholics wonder what bishops are doing for persecuted Christians

News Analysis, CRUX

A new nationwide poll on American Catholic attitudes towards the persecution of Christians around the world reveals a relatively strong grasp of the situation, a mixed response in terms of how big a priority it ought to be, and either ....

Marian Grotto was demolished in Odisha, India.

Mar 5, 2018 Matters India

Unidentified people demolished the Immaculate Conception Grotto in Gajapati district of Berhampur Diocese, Odisha, Eastern India.
“We do not have any clue so far who has done it. It was found that the head of Mother Mary was fully broken on March 4 at about 2 pm (local time) when people were attending the Holy Mass in the parish church as local bishop was on ......

Pastor arrested and then released without charges...

Mar 5, Asia News

The Rev. Vipin Kumar was held in custody for eight hours. Far-right thugs interrupted a prayer gathering. The accusations of forced conversions "are used to intimidate India’s tiny Christian community" Kumar "was leading a prayer meeting in the village, when - without any provocation - a crowd of right-wing thugs interrupted the .......

Tamil Nadu continues to lead the way in violent attacks on Christians.

Mar 2, Worldwatch Monitor

After a year in which hate crimes against Indian Christians happened at a rate of almost one verified incident per day, the state which registered the most incidents in 2017 (over 50) – Tamil Nadu – continues to see outbreaks of violence.
In the first two months of 2018, the United Christian Forum has ....

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